Thursday, July 30, 2015


Summer time.

It is a busy time of year for us.  It is challenging to get the summer work done when it is so hot.  Yet the feeling of sitting around all day waiting for cooler weather is worse than the feeling of being out and working in summer time heat.  So we spur each other to keeping on and getting things done.

The basement babies are now the front yard babies.  I confess that I go out there periodically, walk in the pen, turn a bucket upside down, and sit and visit with them for a while.  All four are pretty quick to get up in my lap for a little snuggle.  Yes, I am hopeless!

It is a very different world out here.
Mr. Marvelous has replanted squash, 
and green beans.
Do you remember my story about the super-hot peppers?  We planted the seeds (I can't remember if we got 5 or 10) and waited.  And waited.  One plant survived.  We put it outside and waited.  And waited.  It has finally leafed out but we are still waiting for blossoms.  
We have a neat new system for when plants stop producing. 
We turn them into eggs.

This system also works well for when the grass out front gets out of hand.
 They mow, fertilize, control pests AND turn it all into eggs.
Now that's efficiency!

Sometimes they spill the corn from their feeder.

 Maybe we will get enough for supper tonight.

Soon we will start getting ready for our fall garden.  Broccoli, potatoes, spinach, lettuce, kohlrabi, beets, cabbage....there's always something to grow!

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